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Library exhibit documents Montana dog’s life, illness, recovery at WSU VetMed

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Lauren Grabelle and Sugar PULLMAN, Wash. – For 10 years, photographer Lauren Grabelle and her Weimaraner, Sugar, were always on the move. In New Jersey, Grabelle entered Sugar in lure coursing, agility and flyball, sports geared toward burning off Sugar’s seemingly boundless energy. » More …

Things college students should consider before getting a pet

By Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Matthew Mickas WSU VetMed
Mickas

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is recommending that college students consider all aspects of pet ownership before taking the plunge. » More …

Colombian internship immerses students in academics, culture

Colombia Internship-group at Cerro de Montserrate-By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Six Washington State University students spent four weeks in Colombia this summer helping sick animals like turtles and ocelots, and developing software that will aid police working with bomb-sniffing dogs. » More …

First 2017 West Nile Virus cases confirmed from Spokane County; WSU offers resources for horse owners

west nile virus injection kitBy Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary  Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – Following the announcement of the state’s first two West Nile Virus cases for 2017, Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering important resources for horse owners. » More …

Animal owners should be aware of wildfire smoke hazards

wildfire smoke in skylineBy Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that animal owners be aware that wildfire smoke advisories, issued by county and municipal health districts for people, apply to animals, too. » More …

Helping horses in hot weather

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

horse healthy eyePULLMAN, Wash. – Equine specialists at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital are urging Inland Northwest horse owners to be a little more cautious with temperatures expected to hit or break 100 degrees again this coming week. » More …

WSU Elk Hoof Disease Committee has first meeting

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

Slinker Bryan
Slinker

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Bryan Slinker has convened the first Elk Hoof Disease committee meeting as a follow-up to funded legislation that directs WSU’s research engagement with respect to EHD. » More …

New laparoscopic training advances veterinary surgical skills

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

fransson boelPULLMAN, Wash. – For the first time, veterinary surgeons can take a simulation training and earn a certification that demonstrates their manual skills in laparoscopy, a minimally-invasive procedure that means less pain and faster recovery for patients. » More …

Protect your pet’s feet from heat, burns

120 degree pavement temperatureBy Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – Temperatures nearing or surpassing the century mark in the Inland Northwest this week prompts the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine to issue a hot pavement advisory for pets. » More …